Programme

Day 1  Friday 5th June 2015

 

10:00–10:15    Introductory Remarks (Esther Leslie & Joel Mckim)

 

10:15–11:45    Panel 1: Rendering the Urban Future

Gillian Rose (Professor of Cultural Geography, Open University)

“Rendering Future Spaces: Digital Architectural Renders as Frozen Animations”

Liam Young (Architect, Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today)

“City Everywhere: Animated Scenes from the Visionary Present”

 

11:45–1:00      Lunch Break

 

1:00–2:30        Panel 2: Animation Ethics/Aesthetics

Sean Cubitt (Professor of Film and Television, Goldsmiths)

“Ethics and Animation”

Suzanne Buchan (Professor of Animation Aesthetics, Middlesex)

“‘I See You’: Agency and Empathy in Animation”

 

2:30–3:00        Break

 

3:00– 5:00       Panel 3: Animated Life

Screening of Harun Farocki’s Parallel I-IV (2012-14)

Thomas Elsaesser (Professor Emeritus, University of Amsterdam)

“Simulation and the Labour of Invisibility: Harun Farocki’s Life Manuals”

 

Day 2  Saturday 6th June 2015

 

10:00–10:15    Introductory Remarks (Esther Leslie & Joel Mckim)

 

10:15–11:45    Panel 1: Simulating Conflict

Eyal Weizman (Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths) and Susan Schuppli (Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture, Goldsmiths)

“Forensic Architecture: Ground Truth”

Pasi Väliaho (Senior Lecturer in Film and Screen Studies, Goldsmiths)

“Operational Animations”

 

11:45–1:00      Lunch Break

 

1:00–2:30        Panel 2: The Politics and Aesthetics of Anime

Kitano Keisuke (Professor of Image Arts and Science, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto)

“Animated Body:  The Logic of Trans-media Aesthetics in Japan”

Toshiya Ueno (Professor of Transcultural Studies, Wako University, Tokyo)

“War and Anime in the Age of Machine-Oriented Ontology: In the Case of Oshii Mammoru”

 

2:30–3:00        Break

 

3:00–5:00        Panel 3: Art of Animation

Anselm Franke (Head of Visual Arts and Film, HKW)

“The Play of Human Features for the Face of an Alarm Clock”

Richard Squires (Artist, Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking, Kingston University)

“Let Me Feel Your Finger First: Acting Dumb & Playing Dead” (Screening and Talk)

Screening of Hito Steyerl’s How Not To Be Seen. A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File (2013)

With Introduction by Erika Balsom (Lecturer in Film Studies, King’s College)

 

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